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This episode is filled with so much good stuff and we’re excited for you to dive in. First off, we have a question from Em about how best to find affirming churches. What are the best resources to use to find a community to be part of especially in areas where religious establishments are often homophobic and transphobic?

We also queer this week’s passage from Acts 2:42-47, which is actually one of Brian’s favorites. How the message clearly speaks to us queers and how it simply shows that we are in a very caring community. So stay tuned and enjoy this episode.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Catching up on quarantine [0:00]
  • Shout out to a new Patreon supporter [3:42]
  • A question from Em about finding an affirming church [7:10]
  • Websites you can use to find an affirming church in your area [5:15]
  • Specific tips on how to search online for searches [7:00]
  • Red flags to look out for [7:45]
  • How you can use social media  [9:15]
  • A few recommendations for streaming services and virtual church [11:35]
  • Invitation to Sanctuary Collective [11:53]
  • We queer a text from Acts 2:42-47 [12:35]
  • How Brian experienced this text in his real-life through queerness [13:50]
  • Echoes of this passage from a queer culture in the 80s [15:15]
  • What it means to be “saved” in the context of this passage [17:25]
  • “If someone finds the goodness of God because they are no longer in debt, what a gift that is.” [18:20]
  • What might it mean like to “get back to the root of the Bible”? [19:52]
  • Assignment for you! Yes you, listeners. 🙂 [20:16]

If you want to support the Patreon and help keep the podcast up and running, you can learn more and pledge your support at patreon.com/queertheology

If you’d like to be featured in future episodes, email your question or Bible passage suggestion to connect@queertheology.com 

Acts 2:42-47

The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. All the believers were united and shared everything. They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.

Photo by Jack Sharp

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